Join us this summer for ASU’s 9th year of Camp Kesem!

Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, supporting children through and beyond their parent’s cancer.

Why do we do this?

We recognize and embrace the often-overlooked population of children affected by a parent’s cancer.

There are over 3 million kids affected by a parent’s cancer. Because they don’t appear sick, their needs are often not addressed – and they suffer quietly, which can have long-lasting effects.

Camp Kesem is the only national organization supporting their unique needs.

We create a peer support network for these kids which has life-long impact.

Our Programs:

• Summer Camps: Camp Kesem provides a network of free college-student run summer camps for kids affected by a parent’s cancer. Camps provide a unique and compassionate environment where kids can just be kids.

Year-Round Support: Throughout the academic year, campers participate in reunions, connect with their peers, and receive support resources.

• Leadership Development Program: College students and counselors-in-training learn leadership skills and receive year-round training to organize and run each camp.

• Community Engagement and Civic Leadership: Camp Kesem engages alumni, community leaders, and camper families through advisory boards, alumni associations, and our Board of Directors.

• Scoring for Good: CK leverages the visibility and talents of professional athletes to help recognize and inspire children affected by a parent’s cancer.

Click here to watch our “Roar” lipdub video from this year’s camp!